|Hoff, Erika (ed.)|
Research Methods in Child Language
A Practical Guide
GMLZ - Guides to Research Methods in Language and Linguistics
1. Edition August 2011
2011. 384 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4443-3125-7 - John Wiley & Sons
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The underlying knowledge and mechanisms that enable language acquisition are hidden inside the mind of the child, and researchers depend on an array of tools to better understand children's language skills and knowledge at different levels of development. Research Methods in Child Language: A Practical Guide presents the diverse methods researchers utilize to study child language, providing clear explanations of the procedures used and the information that these methods yield. Presenting new research methods and expanding on more traditional methods, this is an essential tool for all in the field of child language.
From the contents
List of Figures.
List of Plates.
Notes on Contributors.
Part I Studying Infants and Others Using Nonverbal Methods.
1 Habituation Procedures (Christopher T. Fennell).
2 Intermodal Preferential Looking (Janina Piotroski and Letitia R. Naigles).
3 The Looking-While-Listening Procedure (Daniel Swingley).
4 Neuroimaging Methods (Ioulia Kovelman).
5 Methods for Studying Language in Infants: Back to the Future (Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek).
Part II Assessing Language Knowledge and Processes in Children Who Talk.
6 Assessing Phonological Knowledge (Cynthia Core).
7 Assessing Vocabulary Skills (Barbara Alexander Pan).
8 Assessing Grammatical Knowledge (with Special Reference to the Graded Grammaticality Judgment Paradigm) (Ben Ambridge).
9 Assessing Children's Narratives (Elaine Reese, Alison Sparks, and Sebastian Suggate).
10 Using Judgment Tasks to Study Language Knowledge (David A. McKercher and Vikram K. Jaswal).
11 Using Priming Procedures with Children (Marina Vasilyeva, Heidi Waterfall, and Ligia Gómez).
12 Studying Language Processing Using Eye Movements (John C. Trueswell).
Part III Capturing Children's Language Experience and Language Production.
13 Recording, Transcribing, and Coding Interaction (Meredith L. Rowe).
14 Studying Gesture (Erica A. Cartmill, Özlem Ece Demir, and Susan Goldin-Meadow).
15 Dense Sampling (Elena Lieven and Heike Behrens).
16 Not Sampling, Getting It All (Letitia R. Naigles).
17 Approaches to Studying Language in Preschool Classrooms (David K. Dickinson).
18 Using the CHILDES Database (Roberta Corrigan).
Part IV Studying Multiple Languages and Special Populations.
19 Crosslinguistic Research (Aylin C. Küntay).
20 Studying Children in Bilingual Environments (Erika Hoff and Rosario Luz Rumiche).
21 Studying Children with Language Impairment (Karla K. McGregor).
22 Studying the Language Development of Children with Intellectual Disabilities (Leonard Abbeduto, Sara T. Kover, and Andrea McDuffie).